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Kim Won-ho (Hangul: 김원호; born 2 June 1999) is a South Korean badminton player.[1] Kim who was educated at the Maewon High School, competed at the 2016 Asian Junior Championships, and won the silver medals in the mixed doubles and team event.[2] He also the bronze medallists at the 2017 World Junior Championships in the boys' doubles and team event.[3] Kim is the son of the Olympic gold medalist Gil Young-ah. He was the youngest player from the Korean national team who competed at the 2017 Sudirman Cup. He played one match, in the opening tie with Russia in the round robin stage.[4] In the final round, Korea won the title after beating China by the score of 3–2.[5] He represented Korea in the 2018 Thomas Cup but lost the match against Indonesia and eliminated in quarterfinals.

Kim Won-ho
Personal information
Country South Korea
Born (1999-06-02) 2 June 1999 (age 20)
Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking19 (MD 7 June 2018)
28 (XD 31 May 2018)
Current ranking41 (MD), 93 (XD) (23 April 2019)
BWF profile


Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Kang Min-hyuk   Hiroyuki Endo
  Yuta Watanabe
17–21, 22–20, 25–27   Bronze

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 GOR Among Rogo,
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  Kang Min-hyuk   Mahiro Kaneko
  Yunosuke Kubota
21–19, 17–21, 19–21   Bronze

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 CPB Badminton Training Center,
Bangkok, Thailand
  Lee Yu-rim   He Jiting
  Du Yue
12–21, 21–19, 19–21   Silver

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[6] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[7]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Spain Masters Super 300   Seo Seung-jae   Lee Yang
  Wang Chi-lin
8–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2018 U.S. Open Super 300   Kang Min-hyuk   Ou Xuanyi
  Ren Xiangyu
21–16, 16–21, 17–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Masters   Seo Seung-jae   Jung Jae-wook
  Kim Gi-jung
21–15, 21–16   Winner
2017 Macau Open   Seo Seung-jae   Wahyu Nayaka
  Ade Yusuf
13–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2017 Canada Open   Seo Seung-jae   Peter Briggs
  Tom Wolfenden
20–22, 21–16, 19–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 U.S. Open   Shin Seung-chan   Seo Seung-jae
  Kim Ha-na
21–16, 14–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2017 Canada Open   Shin Seung-chan   Choi Sol-gyu
  Chae Yoo-jung
21–19, 21–16   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Mongolia International   Park Kyung-hoon   Kang Min-hyuk
  Kim Jae-hwan
14–21, 29–27, 21–14   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Osaka International   Jeong Na-eun   Guo Xinwa
  Zhang Shuxian
21–17, 21–15   Winner
2018 Osaka International   Lee Yu-rim   Yunosuke Kubota
  Chiharu Shida
21–17, 21–12   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


  1. ^ "Players: Kim Won Ho". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  2. ^ "주니어배드민턴 혼합복식 아시아선수권 3년연속 준우승" (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 BWF 세계주니어배드민턴선수권대회" (in Korean). 배드민턴데일리. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Second generation Sudirman". Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Korea wins Sudirman Cup badminton final on Gold Coast". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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